Lansing Community College

LCC's Electrical program offers a specialized degree or certificate for Electrical Utility/Lineworkers. If you enjoy being outdoors, staying fit, and working at heights - this program may be your perfect match!

The Lineworker Program involves a selective admissions process. You must submit an application to be accepted into the program. This initial application will be screened and scored based on a wide variety of items such as work experience, educational background, your physical ability, performance in an initial pole climb, driving records and criminal history.

Once you have been accepted into the program, you will complete 13 months of intensive coursework consisting of a four day Utility Lineworker orientation, two semesters of academic courses, and a 10-Week climbing school conducted at a utility training center.

Successful completion of this program will prepare you to enter lineworker apprenticeships with utility companies, or other occupations that require similar skills.

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Courses are offered at LCC's West Campus at times that will fit a variety of schedules, including morning and evening options. Some courses are offered as open labs or online.

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Climbing classes, which are NOT flexible scheduling, will be conducted at a utility training facility. This will include a Pre-Orientation Climb, Four Day Orientation, and 10-Week Climbing School.

  • Our training program is developed in partnership with the 2nd largest electric and gas utility company in Michigan.
  • Instruction is provided by certified journey level instructors.
  • You will receive three nationally recognized safety certificates.
  • Government grants and financial aid are accepted for this program.
  • You will learn to use the ACTUAL equipment used in the field.
  • You will be training with the newest safety equipment.
  • The training will prepare you for a career in the utility industry.
  • National projection of approximately 20,000 New Positions openings before 2022.
  • National projection of over 5,000 job openings per year.
  • Michigan projection of over 100 job openings per year.
  • Median pay annually is over $63,000. (That's over $30 an hour!)
  • Retirement of "baby boomer" generation is freeing up numerous utility jobs.
  • Energy is in increasing demand.


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We want you in our classroom next semester

If you need direction on how to begin at LCC, let us know what's on your mind and what you need to get started. We've got a place waiting for you in the classroom that can lead you to a great career start. For specific information about our Utility Lineworker Program, contact us online today.



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West Campus, Room M127

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